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Louisiana Senate Approves Bill Requiring Women To Hear Fetus’ Heartbeat Before Abortion

May 3, 2012

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Think Progress, May 3, 2012 Louisiana has a history of anti-abortion legislation designed to infringe upon women’s access to abortion services. The state already requires women to have an ultrasound before an abortion procedure, but now, the state Senate has passed a bill that would require women to listen to the fetus’ heartbeat as well. […]

Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

April 25, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 25, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s new bill requiring abortion providers to play audio of the heartbeat of an embryo or fetus prior to an abortion has passed the full Senate and is now heading to the House, according to a report from AM870.  The state already requires a woman to […]

Louisiana Senate Passes New Abortion Bill

April 24, 2012

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WJHG, April 24, 2012 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate agreed Tuesday to change the sonogram requirements for a woman seeking an abortion in the state, including asking her if she would like to hear the fetal heartbeat. Women in Louisiana already are required to get an ultrasound before they can have an […]

Oklahoma And Louisiana Move Forward on “Heartbeat Bills,” As One Anti-Choicer Complains Of “Beating a Dead Horse”

April 20, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 20, 2012 by Robin Marty More women will be asked (or forced) to listen to a fetal or embryonic heartbeat prior to terminating a pregnancy, as “heartbeat bills” continue to advance through the state legislatures of Louisiana and Oklahoma. The Louisiana heartbeat bill would require that equipment be available in each room […]